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Poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow – Poetry Workshop + Reading

April 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cynthia Schwartzburg Edlow 225x2255:00-6:30 p.m.
All-Ages Poetry Writing Workshop
RSVP to ehutchison@azhumanities.org

7:00-7:45 p.m.
Poetry Reading and Q&A

Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave ■ Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257-0335

Join poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow for a poetry workshop and reading in downtown Phoenix. Selected participants will engage in a writing workshop with Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow held at the historic office of Arizona Humanities. To participate, send a sample of writing up to 35 lines by April 8th toehutchison@azhumanities.org. Afterwards, Edlow will read from both of her poetry book collections, The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor, and Old School Superhero Loves a Good Wristwatch. Interspersed with the reading of various poems, hear how Edlow crafts, revises, and finalizes her poems. Learn how a poem comes into being, takes shape, and occupies its own world.

Be sure to check out @AZhumanities for daily writing prompts from Cynthia and other poets all month long.

About Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow: Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow’s poetry collection is The Day Judge Spencer Learned the Power of Metaphor (Salmon Poetry, 2012). Her chapbook is Old School Superhero Loves a Good Wristwatch (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). She won the 2012 Red Hen Press Poetry Award (judge: Cynthia Hogue) – the poem, “Super Dan Comics Question Box Series #18,” was published in The Los Angeles Review. She won the 2014 Tusculum Review Poetry Prize (judge: Jericho Brown) for the poem, “The Timekeeper,” published in Tusculum Review. She is also the recipient of the Willow Review Prize for Poetry, the Beullah Rose Poetry Prize and two Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poetry has appeared widely, including American Literary Review, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Fjords Review, Folio,Fourteen Hills, Georgetown Review, Gulf Coast, The Main Street Rag, Smartish Pace and Tahoma Literary Review. Poems have also been featured in the anthologies Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology,Drawn to Marvel, The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology and Not A Muse. New poetry is forthcoming in: Dublin Poetry Review, Fulcrum, Iodine Poetry Review and Plume.  Her next full-length verse collection, Horn Section All Day Every Day, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2017.


April 21, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager
602-257-0335 x26


Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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